I’m writing this from New York, from the studio we found via AirBnB.com.
The reason for the title will become clear shortly as you read on.
I flew in yesterday for a few days before heading off to a Mastermind/Networking cruise, and the sole reason to come was to have face to face meetings about a current project that i’ve recently partnered on and securing it’s funding ready for launch in the summer.
So far we’ve had many hours of conference calls and video calls, the joy of Skype, but no physical meetings, and connecting real world and virtual is an essential part for me.There is something very distinct about a real human handshake that tells a lot about a person, and what’s possible.
They are flying in from LA, me from London.
A few weeks ago, snow stopped all flights from London, and also New York, but we seemed to have avoided that impass as I flew in yesterday. So I am here ready for our 8am kick start.
The catch – hale – in LA has meant they have been delayed. Thankfully only till the afternoon, but we still lose 25% of our time, they will be shattered.
The meeting I’m not worried about, we can and will find a way through (it’s a very exciting project that will have global reach and I’ll share soon). The impact and ripples from “minor” weather on people really hit home.
I have a friend B – he has spent the last decade on these kind of questions – how to make projects/goals inevitable? Freeing them from wobbles caused by the unpredictable.
We all pack in so much, schedule and plan time/space like an advanced traffic control, and yet the reality is that the core systems are still very fragile. Skype was taken out recently, Hotmail found emails missing, I’m sure we’ve all had cell phones cut out, and power cuts are a reality still.
Then there’s impact of cold/flus, to say the least.
As we move forward with NOW world PEACE towards Connected World NOW, I’m having to think about these global ripples more and more.
Is there a solution? I think so, and it comes from mathematics and viral groups in the resistance, around data and project mapping. One I think we’ll help systemise for The Simple Idea.
Now what is the weather like… ?